Roseanne Barr Apologizes as Reruns Also Get Pulled

Roseanne Barr

"It's out there, what she's done, what she said, what she believes".

Barr compared a former adviser to president Barack Obama to an ape, prompting the United States network ABC to cancel her recently revived hit sitcom and her Hollywood talent agency to dump her as a client.

After claiming she was going to leave Twitter Tuesday morning, Barr's very outspoken return later in the evening began with tweets apologizing to the show's "all liberal" writers and cast, and then two direct apologies tweeted at Jarrett. Barr also stated that she'll be on Joe Rogan's podcast on Friday. The tweet has since been deleted.

"I deeply regret my comments from late last night on Twitter". We applaud ABC for taking a stand against racism by canceling 'Roseanne.' We commend the network and ... "We are all greatly distressed by the disgraceful and unacceptable tweet from Roseanne Barr this morning", the agency wrote in an internal memo. "Forgive me- my joke was in bad taste".

The 65-year-old has insisted she will "defend herself" after apologising for posting a racist comment, as she urged enraged Twitter users to "go away". "I was personally horrified and saddened by the comments and in no way do they reflect the values of the people who worked so hard to make this the iconic show that it is". We know what Roseanne Barr thinks.

She also tweeted that she was quitting the social media platform, writing: "I apologize [sic]".

"Roseanne's Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have chose to cancel her show", read a statement from Channing Dungey. I imagine George Soros's nephews are lovely people.

"On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me", he wrote in September 2009.

The fallout from Roseanne Barr's tweet comparing former Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett, a black woman, to an ape has been swift and decisive. Today my words caused hundreds of people to lose their jobs. "It's not the first time she's done it", Lemon said. "It was widely known and meticulously documented that she was a flagrant bigot before @ABC & @Disney rolled out the red carpet for her anyway", he tweeted. I feel so empowered by @iamwandasykes, Channing Dungey and anyone at ABC standing up for morals and abuse of power.

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